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Process Characteristics And Microbiology Of Fura Produced In Ghana, James Owusu-Kwarteng, Kwaku Tano-Debra, Fortune Akabanda, Richard Glover Jan 2010

Process Characteristics And Microbiology Of Fura Produced In Ghana, James Owusu-Kwarteng, Kwaku Tano-Debra, Fortune Akabanda, Richard Glover

James Owusu-Kwarteng

Majority of traditional cereal-based foods consumed in Africa are processed by spontaneous fermentation and are important as weaning foods for infants and as dietary staples for adults. Detailed knowledge of traditional processing is a prerequisite for investigating ways to improve both the nutritional and microbiological qualities of the corresponding product. In this study, the traditional processing of millet into fura, a popular millet-based dumpling consumed throughout West Africa, particularly Nigeria, Burkina-Faso and Ghana was investigated in a range of production units in northern Ghana. Microbiology of the processing was also investigated. Processing steps included soaking or steeping the grains, washing ...


Effect Of Soybean Fortification On Fermentation Characteristics And Consumer Acceptability Of Hausa Koko, A Ghanaian Fermented Porridge, James Owusu-Kwarteng Dec 2009

Effect Of Soybean Fortification On Fermentation Characteristics And Consumer Acceptability Of Hausa Koko, A Ghanaian Fermented Porridge, James Owusu-Kwarteng

James Owusu-Kwarteng

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the effect of soybean fortification on microbial growth and consumer acceptability of

Hausa koko.

Methodology and results: Hausa koko was prepared from a mixture of soaked millet grains and pre-soaked,

blanched and dehulled soybeans added at 0 to 50 % replacement levels. pH, titritable acidity and microbial

counts were determined before and after the fermentation period using standard methods. The effect of the

added soybean on acceptability was evaluated on a nine point hedonic scale by an untrained panel that is

familiar with Hausa koko. Data were subjected to Analysis of Variance and Tukey testing for the ...